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Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata has become a regular after breaking into the side during the Scottish Cup run
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28 May, 2017

Celtic clinched the treble in an unbeaten domestic season with a last-gasp goal by substitute Tom Rogic for a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final in Glasgow on Saturday.

Jonny Hayes had given the Dons the lead before Stuart Armstrong levelled nearly immediately.

Celtic equalised only two minutes later when Dons defender Shay Logan was slow to close down Armstrong on the edge of the penalty area and he drilled beyond Joe Lewis.

The result marked the sixth time in six games that Celtic had defeated the Dons this season, following on from November's League Cup final, but McInnes insists that his side should be proud of their overall season, which saw them finish second in the Scottish Premiership.

"It was a huge effort from everyone and a real confident display from us for large spells of the game", said McInnes, who lamented a stray pass in front of goal from Hayes to Kenny McLean.

The game hung in the balance until Jackie McNamara's breakthrough goal just five minutes from the interval and was over just three minutes after the break when Henrik Larsson scored the first of his clinical double.

"Of course, we must bring Celtic into this equation as well, and say they are quality".

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"It is an incredible feeling for the football club and the players in particular because they've been incredible".

Celtic celebrated the 50th anniversary of their European Cup win over Inter Milan on Thursday.

"But as the season went on, we just kept getting stronger and stronger".

Celtic are hoping to wrap-up a momentous domestic treble and write their names in history.

"If we can do it we will always be remembered and to be part of that is very special".

The last team to go a whole season unbeaten in the Scottish top flight was the Rangers team of 1898- 99, who only played 18 games in a year. We'll have a go at it again next year.

It is OK finishing second, having a good season and setting records but the ones you remember are the ones where you pick up silverware at the end of the season.


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